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FTC Hearing On Broadband
The tenth of the FTC's Hearings on Competition and Consumer Protection in the 21st Century, held at the FTC Constitution Center in Washington, D.C. on March 20, 2019,
United States
10 May 2019
Washington Court Of Appeals Upholds Multi-Million Dollar Fine For 5-Hour Energy Advertising Claims
On March 18, 2019, the Washington Court of Appeals upheld a trial court's decision that three advertising campaigns for 5-Hour Energy® made by Living Essentials, LLP and Innovative Ventures, LLP ...
United States
17 Apr 2019
2018 Digital Health Data Developments – Navigating Change In 2019
Data privacy and security legislation and enforcement saw significant activity in 2018 and early 2019.
United States
8 Feb 2019
Antitrust M&A Snapshot - November 7, 2018
Both US antitrust agencies marked the third quarter of 2018 with significant policy announcements regarding the merger review process.
United States
16 Nov 2018
California Enacts A Groundbreaking New Privacy Law
California's Senate and Assembly unanimously approved AB 375 (also known as the California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018), on June 28, 2018.
United States
6 Jul 2018
SEC Whistleblower Update
The Supreme Court recently clarified the scope of SEC whistleblower retaliation provisions.
United States
14 Mar 2018
Unclaimed Property Gift Card Legislation To Watch
Most states are well off to the races with their 2017 legislative sessions and several states have gift card legislation pending that would impact unclaimed property holders.
United States
20 Feb 2017
General Court Confirms That The Commission May Rely On Lawfully Seized Recordings Even If Made Unlawfully By A Third Party
On 8 September 2016 the General Court ("GC") dismissed Heiploeg's appeal against the European Commission's ("Commission") decision in Shrimps (AT.39633)...
United States
30 Sep 2016
FTC Approves Final Order With AmeriFreight: Websites Must Disclose Endorsements
Earlier this year, AmeriFreight, a Georgia-based auto shipment broker, settled with the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) over charges that the company posted customer reviews on its website while failing to disclose that it had given cash discounts to customers in exchange for the reviews.
United States
22 May 2015
Consumer Health Information Update From Both Sides Of The Atlantic
Notably, the FTC is not the only regulatory body struggling with how to define CHI.
22 Apr 2015
Third Circuit Rejects Relator’s Bid For Dodd-Frank Retroactivity
The Third Circuit held that the three-year statute of limitations applicable to retaliation claims as a result of the Dodd-Frank Act does not apply retroactively.
United States
15 Apr 2015
Inside The New York Budget Bill: Sales Tax Provisions
This post is the seventh in a series analyzing the New York Budget Bill, and summarizes the sales tax provisions in the Budget Bill.
United States
8 Apr 2015
SEC Proposes Disclosure Rule for Hedging Transactions by Directors, Officers and Employees
The proposed rule would not require a public company to prohibit hedging type transactions.
United States
25 Feb 2015
The Applicability Of Dodd-Frank Derivatives Provisions To Portfolio Companies
This article (current as of September 21, 2012) highlights key Dodd-Frank Act provisions that are applicable to portfolio companies that are derivatives users.
United States
8 Oct 2012
Dodd-Frank Act Derivatives Provisions for End Users as of July 16, 2012
To qualify as an end user under Dodd-Frank, an entity cannot be a swap dealer or major swap participant.  To be a commercial end user, the entity cannot be a financial entity (defined to include a swap dealer, major swap participant, commodity pool, private fund, employee benefit plan, or a person engaged in a banking or financial business), and it must be using swaps to hedge or mitigate its commercial risk.
United States
20 Jul 2012
JOBS Act Lightens Exec Comp Disclosure Burden
The new Jumpstart Our Business Startups Act (JOBS Act), signed into law on April 5, significantly scales back and relaxes restrictions for so-called emerging growth companies under the Sarbanes-Oxley Act (SOX), the Dodd-Frank Act, and other securities laws.
United States
8 May 2012
Dodd-Frank Regulatory Countdown
On April 18, 2012, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) issued a Joint Final Rulemaking on key definitions of entities needed to implement Dodd-Frank:
United States
2 May 2012
SEC Adopts Final Definition Of "Family Offices" Exempt From Investment Advisers Act
On June 22, 2011, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) adopted its final rule (the Family Office Rule) under the Investment Advisers Act of 1940 (the Advisers Act) defining the term "family office" for purposes of the Advisers Act exemption of family offices from the definition of an "investment adviser."
United States
22 Sep 2011
IRS Defends Discretion To Withhold Section 1256 Exchange Designation For ISOs
The IRS defended its decision not to designate independent system operators as qualified board or exchange (QBE) principally on the grounds that, as a matter of law, it is not required to designate any exchanges as QBEs under Category 3 of Section 1256 Contracts.
United States
11 Jul 2011
Worth Taking Notice: Whistleblower Rules Regarding Auditing Firms
The Dodd-Frank Act and the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission’s (SEC’s) final whistleblower rules generally preclude employees of public accounting firms from receiving whistleblower awards for information about an engagement client.
United States
27 Jun 2011
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